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Cool Pavement is installed at Esteban Park.

Scottsdale hopes to create cooler climate in city

The heat is escalating, and the city of Scottsdale is searching for a solution. During the past two decades, the Scottsdale Airport has averaged 93 days each year with temperatures of 100 degrees …
Larry Cervarich, founder of the Homeless Youth Connection, stands at the door of a former HYC location. The organization serves more than 800 youth per year in 100 high schools.

Allstate agents in 6 Valley cities collect gift cards for homeless students

Valley Allstate agents are uniting to collect gift cards in support of a local organization that works to eliminate barriers to graduation for homeless youth. Agents at nine Allstate locations …
A woman stranded in Indian Bend Wash is rescued by a helicopter following Friday's storm.

Storms bring down power lines, force water rescue in Scottsdale

Storms in Scottsdale on Friday brought down power lines, trapped motorists and required a helicopter water rescue of a woman stranded on a wall in a park. Power lines came down  across …

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Scottsdale firefighters recruit volunteers for busy start of 2023

Early 2023 will bring a string of special events to the Valley, and many visitors will be looking for things to do as they wait for the Super Bowl to kick off or golfers to tee off. The McDowell …

New Scottsdale bank offers microloan program for small businesses

Scottsdale Community Bank announced its new Lemonade Stand Microloans program, a creative concept for small businesses, that was rolled out during the anticipated grand opening of the new bank.

Scottsdale locals launch laptop initiative for students in-need

Starting the school year, college students are expected to come to class ready with a catalog of supplies from books to computers. Not all students can afford to keep up with the changing demands for school supplies, however one couple looks to solve this issue at Coronado High School.

IMG buys majority stake in Barrett-Jackson for $261M

Events company IMG reported Thursday it had bought a majority stake in Barrett-Jackson, the premier collector car auction and live events company. IMG, which owns, operates and commercially …

Littlefield, Whitehead retain Scottsdale City Council seats

Two candidates running for Scottsdale City Council appear to have have earned enough votes to be elected outright following the Aug. 2 primary election, city officials say.

Scottsdale Airport receives grants to curb capacity issues

Scottsdale Airport has received more than $5.4 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve the efficiency, safety and capacity at the airport. These grants will provide …

The roots & history of McCormick Ranch

McCormick Ranch is celebrating its 50th anniversary this fall, marking five decades as one of Scottsdale’s most popular and sought-after areas. What some people may not know is McCormick …

Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale make splash in survey

The Summer of ’22 reaches its midpoint today - Sunday, Aug. 7. But the heat will persist for a few more months. And Valley residents are well equipped to deal with it, according to a …
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Mason: Paying a bonus to landlords for renting to locals is madness

This is madness — now Sedona is paying short-term rental owners a bonus to rent long-term to locals. Why, because STRs have taken up so much of the local housing stock that it is unaffordable …

Fishman: Scottsdale City Council results endorse development dearth

The race for City Council is essentially over. The development resistors have won. Kathy Littlefield, and her progeny… either Barry Graham or Pamela Carter will become members of the …

Marsh: 4 back-to-school tips to ensure kids get the most out of school year

For most of us, life is getting back to normal, or at least a new normal, which means kids are heading back into the classroom for in-person learning. Children are exposed to thousands of germs …

Klapp: Rise of antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ cause concern for the next pandemic

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, experts continue to debate what could have been done to better mitigate and address this deadly virus. What’s not up for debate is that we must do …

Kush: The multifamily impact on the environment

Like many people, I follow the social media site Next Door as it can often keep me informed on what’s going on in my immediate neighborhood. The problem is, like many social media sites …

Opinion: Local corruption seeping in

I want to make the community aware of manipulation of surveys that are being conducted about tennis courts throughout the area. In the case of courts near me, an inaccurate conclusion that was …

Cantor: Join me in supporting the SUSD capital override election

I have been involved with our schools for so long as a student, as a parent, as a volunteer, as an advocate, as a proud neighbor and many will agree, a noodge. Always a noodge and my teachers …

Letter to the editor: Phoenix survey questionable

Citizens of Phoenix have reason to believe that the councilman for District 2 and certain employees of the city of Phoenix engaged in questionable tactics so a survey would go in a way that favored …

Kern: Disappointed by the FAA v. Scottsdale decision

On June 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, dismissed the lawsuit the city of Scottsdale initiated against the Federal Aviation Administration due to new flight paths the FAA placed over the …

Tyrrell: My support for Whitehead

Solange Whitehead deserves our vote for council. She has worked tirelessly, case-by-case, issue by issue on behalf of residents and businesses. Her approach to development projects is exemplary. …
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Scottsdale Unified considers possibilities for its fine arts programs

Offering a variety of fine arts opportunities for its students, Scottsdale Unified School District looks to continue supporting those arts programs following a discussion on their current state and how they can be further developed.
At Hohokam Elementary, staff has started fundraising for a P.E. Learn-To-Ride Program from All Kids Bike, a national movement led by the Strider Education Foundation to place kindergarten P.E. learn-to-ride programs into public schools.

Hohokam Elementary School asks for donations for new biking program

Kindergartners at Hohokam Elementary School may soon be riding bikes in their P.E. classes.
Scottsdale Fashion Square hosts a back-to-school event for students and families featuring entertainment and complimentary supplies.

Scottsdale Fashion Square hosts free back-to-school event Aug. 13

As the countdown to the classroom starts for thousands of students across the Valley, Scottsdale Fashion Square has become style-central to help them put their best foot forward on day one.
As one of Bank of America’s student leaders, Aidan Lin of Scottsdale will work at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley.

Bank of America names Scottsdale resident as one of its student leaders

Aidan Lin, a student at Brophy College Preparatory and Scottsdale resident, has been selected as one of Bank of America’s five student leaders in Phoenix.
Arnav Hingorani, an ASU Prep School student from north Scottsdale, created an app, made for his peers to log their important memories, that has been named a finalist in a global coding competition.

Scottsdale student creates app for logging milestones and memories

Thirteen-year-old student Arnav Hingorani from north Scottsdale, who attends ASU Prep School, created an app to help students keep track of their important milestones and memories, and share them.
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Annual ‘grandparenting’ summit to be held at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church

Pastor Brett Everett announced that Desert Hills Presbyterian Church has been selected as a site for the 2022 Legacy Grandparenting Summit.

McKinley Paltzik speaks her way to national championship title

McKinley Paltzik is busy touring out-of-town colleges, and for her, “it’s been a bit of a whirlwind” since becoming the proclaimed National Speech and Debate Association’s 2022 National Champion in International Extemporaneous Speaking.
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Thunderbirds Charities donates funds to Goodwill, notMYkid

Both Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona and local nonprofit organization notMYkid have announced donations from Thunderbirds Charities. notMYkid received $50,000 and Goodwill received …

Sponsorships and tickets available for Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels 10th gala

The Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels 10th annual Black-Tie Night of Hope Gala is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, 6-10 p.m. at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, located at 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, …

West Point cadet, Scottsdale native to swim 57 miles around Manhattan

Erica Esterly, a 20-year-old philosophy major from Scottsdale, and a third-year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, will swim 57 miles during the 40 Bridges Race on Aug. 10. …

Husband-and-wife duo, Chef Joey and Cristina Maggiore, are the restaurateurs and co-owners behind Scottsdale-based The Maggiore Group and are introducing two all-new concepts, The Rosticceria and The …

Plexus Worldwide, one of the largest direct selling health and wellness companies in the world, supported local nonprofit Arizona Helping Hands (AHH) in its effort to provide back-to-school supplies …
Response from the business community has been strong as the 2nd installment of Arizona’s top conference on diversity and inclusion grows closer, with several major sponsors on board and a list …
Amplify Car Wash Advisors, a national mergers and acquisitions and capital advisory firm, announced in a press release the expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Colton Rodgers. …
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Scottsdale's The Thumb opens a new public market on Aug. 21,

The Thumb opens outdoor public market

Beginning Aug. 21, every Sunday morning from 8 a.m. to noon, The Thumb in Scottsdale will host a big, outdoor public market.

Canal Convergence announces 10th anniversary artwork lineup

Canal Convergence has announced 11 large-scale artworks and the return of the One Water Brewing Showcase at the free, 10-night event Nov. 4–13 at the Scottsdale Waterfront. Artworks from …
Richie Norton, author of “The Power of Starting Something Stupid,” will celebrate the release of his latest book on Sept. 1 at ASU’s Skysong Center.

Award-winning author comes to ASU’s Skysong Center Sept. 1

Arizona National Live Book Launch has partnered with the Thunderbird School of Global Management & Arizona State University to host Richie Norton’s Live Book Launch event for his new book “Anti-Time Management” at the Skysong Center in Scottsdale.

Fountain Hills Theater production presented at Scottsdale arts center

Fountain Hills Theater is bringing its production of the musical, Disenchanted!, to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Aug. 25-28. Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs …

Escorted hike set for McDowell Mountain Regional Park

A ranger will escort visitors on a morning hike in the Sonoran Desert on Thursday, Aug. 18, to see how plants have adapted to the harsh environment. The hike will take place 7-9 a.m. in McDowell …

New events at Scottsdale restaurant, The Thumb

Have you ever tasted delicious barbecue inside a gas station/car wash before? The Thumb in Scottsdale is best known for its award-winning barbecue, bakery, car wash service, artisan gift market …
Nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain, The Phoenician affords vistas of the distant mountain ranges. Desert Flora and designed waterfalls rest upon the grounds. [Stacey Lane]

Relics and raptors: Old Scottsdale at its finest

SCOTTSDALE — There is a fertile spot in the American desert where the ancient waters flow. A confluence of tributaries fed the Salt River in Arizona and supplied water to the earliest settlements in the Sonoran Desert, an otherwise uninhabitable landscape.
Mark Tarbell performing at the Careers through Culinary Arts Program's Harvest Moon Feast Fundraiser in 2021

8th Harvest Moon Feast to be held at Tarbell's

Tarbell’s, created by award-winning restaurateur and Emmy-winning TV host Mark Tarbell, has partnered with the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) for the second year in a row to host the 8th Harvest Moon Feast Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
A 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gran Turismo from the 2016 Arizona Concours d’Elegance.

Arizona car show and competition seeks automobile entries

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance is seeking spectacular automobiles for the much-admired show and competition, which returns on Jan. 22, 2023, at its new venue on the grass at the Scottsdale Civic Center.
Movement artist Eiko Otake and painter Beverly McIver will collaborate for a performance and conversation on Sept. 1 at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art introduces new show combining painting and performance art

Movement artist Eiko Otake and painter Beverly McIver will collaborate for a performance and conversation on Sept. 1 at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, ahead of Eiko’s performance at ASU Gammage on Sept. 10.
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